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 Post subject: Re: Stud vs. Dad?
PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 7:27 am 
Joe in North Bay Ca wrote:
Found this video in here:

As I been told it's really hard to find a great hunting dog as most dogs have been bred for the beauty shows here in America. We never had the time to train our second dog who could had the agility in her. I never had a dog play and knowing that I had brought home dinner in the house after work on Fridays. She wanted to play ball then eat.

Now on hunting dogs the best place is to import from England as there are people that do breed just for that. They stay away from the American cocker and go for the English because of the larger head for pheasant hunting.

The American-English cockers have been dumb down to look pretty.

o.m.g. :bang This has nothing to do with the original posters question.

To the OP dogs are not monogamous, males don't have anything to do with raising a litter, nor do they even know they are his puppies. Some male dogs love puppies, I had one who did, he would sit in the whelping box like a mother hen protecting her brood, but he was one in a million in my experience. Dogs in general do like other canine companionship though.

 Post subject: Re: Stud vs. Dad?
PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 9:27 am 
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I know this was awhile ago, an you may never see this but just thought I'd chime in a bit in case. In talking to breeders myself, stud dogs (with proper testing of course) seem the best way to go. Our wonderful breed ha had enough inbreeding problems and I have personally seen the suffering from it. It's not pretty. So for the sake of health, good genetics and trying to minimize health problems etc finding a grey stud is the way to go in my book. I bet it won't be easy, but definitely worth it in the long run (just like Jim zim said)

Now the reason I'm posting. I see you are in utah! So am I, an as I have been looking for a ethically bred puppy for months now with good parents and proper tests done... You most likely will have to buy your stock out of state. There are a few good breeders here, many dont breed very often though (usually only when needing a show cocker) so be prepared to wait loner when you are ready, or know to look in surrounding states :-)

Also if you do buy the male, make sure to look back in their pedigrees (far back) to avoid any accidental inbreeding. A lot of litters in our surrounding states are half brothers or sisters just FYI.

What kind of cockers are you going to get? Have you had them before?! They are THE best most love able dogs EVER! If you do end up deciding breeding is for you, bring photos back! I can always use a cute puppy fix. :-)

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